AS in Industrial Technology

Connect to expanded career opportunities by combining an associate degree from Washburn University with a certificate in Information Systems Technology from Washburn Tech. IT professionals play an integral role on any team in a variety of industries from finance and health care to telecommunications or education. As a computer network support specialist, you will analyze, test, troubleshoot and evaluate existing network systems. It is your job to ensure that operations stay online and uninterrupted. By earning an associate degree, you gain a well-rounded education that includes more than hands-on training. You dive deeper into areas such as communication. psychology, math and history. An added bonus is the cost. Washburn Tech students, pursuing an eligible associate degree at Washburn, may qualify for reduced tuition. Enroll now and make a wise investment in yourself and your future.

Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $46,980on campus
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Industrial Technology Associate Degree

Students in Washburn Tech's Information Systems Technology program earn a certificate by completing 48-credit hours on the Washburn Tech campus. To earn an associate degree at Washburn, students complete an additional 27-credit hours on the main campus. You must begin working on your associate degree within six years of the Washburn Tech certificate date. You also must complete Washburn's associate degree requirements within six years of your start date at Washburn. Some Washburn University courses may have prerequisites or require placement scores.

Why pursue an associate degree at Washburn? The courses you complete serve as the basis for a well-rounded education.

  • Technology courses will introduce you to the development of technology and its impact on today's world.
  • Communication courses will help you better communicate with employers, employees and people in general.
  • Psychology courses will help you better understand people's actions.
  • English courses will assist in writing a resume or in an office setting.
  • Music and/or art courses help relay the benefits of relaxation and hobbies.
  • Math courses will boost your skills when taking measurements and making calculations.
  • History and political courses explore what is happening around the globe and how you can participate.

One of the top benefits is the cost! Students who are concurrently enrolled in 12-credit hours at Washburn Tech are eligible for reduced tuition while completing their associate degree at Washburn University. To ensure you enroll in eligible courses, check with the WU School of Applied Studies advisor for more information at nicole.vavra@washburn.edu.

Jobs & Opportunities

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook
Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Additional computer support staff will be needed to respond to the installation and repair requirements of increasingly complex computer equipment and software. Employment growth also may come from increasing demand for IT support services from healthcare industries.

Experienced Salary

$55,790

Projected Annual Openings

91
(annually)

Job Growth

+8%
(2019-2029)

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